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Freestone County, Texas (TX)


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County population in 2012: 19,515 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 17,867 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,583
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,065
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,181
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,611 (it was 1,407 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

36%

Land area: 877 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Freestone County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Freestone County, Texas:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 10,437  (47.3%)
Females: 9,379  (52.7%)

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Freestone County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Freestone County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,811 ($31,283 in 1999)
This county:

$37811
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $355 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $481)
This county:

$355
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,192 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Freestone County:

$89,192
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,732 - $142,158

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,706
Here:

$168,706
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $693,840
Here:

$693,840
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $76,091
Here:

$76,091
State:

$42,156

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,657
Here:

$17,657
State:

$34,447
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,190
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 1,574

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Freestone County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,152 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $892 (1.1%)


Freestone County household income distribution in 2009 Freestone County home values distribution


Freestone County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.4%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Freestone County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $489 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Teague, Fairfield, Wortham, Streetman, Kirvin, Butler.

Freestone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Freestone County: Asia (A), Gude (B), Sand Hill (C), Amerada Camp (D), Banks Stop (E), Hodge Podge Lodge (F), Fairfield Library (G), Teague Public Library (H), Butler Volunteer Fire Department (I), Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department (J), Dew Volunteer Fire Department (K), Daniel Memorial Childrens Home (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Freestone County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Rhode Island Church (B), Owens Chapel (C), Round Prairie Church (D), Union Prim Church (E), Shiloh Church (F), Tehuacana Grove Church (G), Union Chapel (H), Pilgrim Rest Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Miller Cemetery (1), Day Cemetery (2), Maze Cemetery (3), Post Oak Cemetery (4), Woodland Cemetery (5), Rehobath Cemetery (6), Webb-Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Walker Lake (A), Snag Lake (B), Lost Lake (C), Snyder Lake (D), Long Lake (E), Sneed Lake (F), Patterson Lake (G), Lake Port (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brinkley Creek (A), Bow Branch (B), Batsmith Creek (C), Bob Branch (D), Blain Dugout (E), Cold Springs Branch (F), Wolf Creek (G), Big Brown Creek (H), Bell Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Freestone County include: Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area (1), Mount Zion Park (2), Fairfield Lake State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Henderson County , Leon County , Limestone County , Navarro County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 826
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 549 (25% naturalized citizens)

Freestone County:

3.1%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.0%

Freestone County marital status for males
Freestone County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Freestone County with a mortgage: 1,293 (51 second mortgage, 65 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,815

Here:

41.6% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.54%
Here56.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,102
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents3,818 (37.8%)2,835 (28.1%)1,755 (17.4%)743 (7.4%)951 (9.4%)
Congregations7 (15.6%)10 (22.2%)13 (28.9%)2 (4.4%)13 (28.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Freestone County - Teague, Fairfield, Wortham, Streetman, Kirvin

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Freestone County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Freestone County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Freestone County:

13.9%
State:

15.7%


Agriculture in Freestone County:

Average size of farms: 292 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,176
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.82%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,702
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,018
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.48
Corn for grain: 3 harvested acres
Vegetables: 144 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 384 acres

Tornado activity:

Freestone County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/13/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freestone County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Freestone County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Freestone County (%):





Freestone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,331 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 955 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 206 (3%)
  • Other means: 61 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 256 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Freestone County, Texas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Freestone County, Texas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,984.

8.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,560 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.42% relocated from other counties in Texas ($31,478 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($5,082 average AGI)
Freestone County:

1.15%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Limestone County, TX  1.10% ($30,500 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  0.60% ($50,343)
from Leon County, TX  0.53% ($35,935)
from Navarro County, TX  0.50% ($24,931)
from Harris County, TX  0.45% ($35,462)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.41% ($33,542)
from McLennan County, TX  0.36% ($31,190)


8.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.11% relocated to other counties in Texas ($32,938 average AGI)
1.26% relocated to other states ($6,016 average AGI)
Freestone County:

1.26%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Limestone County, TX  1.24% ($41,861 average AGI)
to Navarro County, TX  0.59% ($38,206)
to Dallas County, TX  0.54% ($33,742)
to Anderson County, TX  0.43% ($35,000)
to Leon County, TX  0.40% ($28,783)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($38,818)
to McLennan County, TX  0.35% ($30,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Freestone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Freestone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Freestone County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,958 (2,530 aged, 428 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3704.900
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 236.6
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40114

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1218.090
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1164.890

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.15

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.32

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 179.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,235

Size of family households: 2,334 2-persons, 1,045 3-persons, 889 4-persons, 481 5-persons, 190 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,959 1-person, 224 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

93.1% of residents of Freestone County speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (10% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 62% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $91,688,000 ($4930 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,683,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,699,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,231,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $263,000
Federal grants: $23,138,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,044,000 ($464,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,312,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,482,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,228,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,343,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,149
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,129
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +144
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +790
Here:

+42 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Freestone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.39 millions of gallons per day (92% from ground, 8% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Freestone County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 235
  • 4 rooms: 750
  • 5 rooms: 1,506
  • 6 rooms: 1,361
  • 7 rooms: 638
  • 8 rooms: 333
  • 9+ rooms: 264
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 205
  • 4 rooms: 483
  • 5 rooms: 319
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Freestone County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,415
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,909
  • 4 bedrooms: 576
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 318
  • 2 bedrooms: 568
  • 3 bedrooms: 436
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Freestone County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 1,492
  • 2 vehicles: 2,332
  • 3 vehicles: 839
  • 4 vehicles: 233
  • 5+ vehicles: 71
  • no vehicle: 196
  • 1 vehicle: 625
  • 2 vehicles: 441
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

64% of Freestone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Texas.

Freestone County:

64.4%
State average:

51.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Freestone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (49.2%)
  • Utility gas (26.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.4%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Utility gas (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 152
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 61
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

5.4%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Freestone County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Freestone County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Freestone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Freestone County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Freestone County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Freestone County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14677.1 years
John14275.6 years
James14175.0 years
Mary13480.2 years
Robert8173.7 years
Willie7280.1 years
Annie5882.3 years
Charles4974.6 years
Ruby4381.3 years
Henry4376.0 years
Most common last names in Freestone County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7776.7 years
Smith6778.1 years
Jones6476.6 years
Moore4877.5 years
Carter4478.3 years
Williams4376.9 years
Brown4375.9 years
Davis4280.3 years
Mcadams3777.8 years
Bonner3677.2 years
Businesses in Freestone County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
La Quinta1
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